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Rounding out the Samsung-o-Rama, today we focus on taking apart the Gear Fit. This little gus has quite the unique construction, given its general shape. But our wrists are round and it’s supposed to look like a band—so that’s to be expected.
According to iFixit, the Samsung Gear Fit score 6 out of 10 on their repair index, with 10 being the easiest to repair, the Galaxy S5 scored 5 out of 10 and the Samsung Gear 2 scored 8 out of 10.
Who first thought of putting a bit of cord onto the earpiece of sunglasses so you could hang them around your neck? As strange as that idea once might have been, it became a staple item in the eyewear business spawning several very successful brands, like Croakies, Chums, Cablz and a long list of others.
The same problem that made sunglasses lanyards useful – the simple question, “What do I do with my sunglasses if I need to remove them for a few minutes?” – is now being applied to the ubiquitous earbud with a new product called iLanyard™.
If you’re at the coffee shop ready to order while listing to your music, with iLanyard you merely pop your earbuds out and let them drop. Now you can get into your bag to grab your Starbucks card and your Kleen Canteen insulated mug without getting entangled with your earbud cord.
iLanyard™ is launching as a Kickstarter project by Berkeley CA based Mikki Zhang, who previously helped develop similarly manufactured products for a decade when she lived in China. iLanyard is made with a colorful nylon parachute cord that goes around the back of your neck. Terminating each end of the cord is a stylish anodized aluminum and thermoplastic rubber earbud cord grip. The earbud cord pops easily onto each grip and away you go.
To double your pleasure, iLanyard™ also functions as a simple cord wrap. Wind the earbud cord around your fingers, then tie the iLanyard™ around the cord to keep it in a nice, neat package.
Early bird Kickstarter backers are picking these up on Kickstarter for only $8 for the first 1000 backers. After that you can still get a deal at $10, which is almost $3 off the expected retail price of $12.95.
Orange and Apple: Orange® Amps make their debut on Apple mobile devices.
Now guitar and bass players can rock with the unmistakable tone of Orange everywhere they go.
IK Multimedia, the leader in mobile music-creation apps and accessories for iOS devices, is pleased to announce a new iPhone, iPad and iPod touch app that will delight Orange Amplifier fanatics around the globe: AmpliTube Orange for iPhone/iPod touch and AmpliTube Orange for iPad. Officially licensed and developed in close partnership with Orange Amps, AmpliTube Orange is a real time mobile Orange Amplifier and effects studio featuring digital models of 5 classic and modern Orange guitar amplifiers and one Orange bass amplifier. Each amp and cab model has been meticulously recreated in both looks and sound to deliver spot-on Orange tone any time, everywhere.
THREE-MAN TECH STARTUP CURRENTMESS SCORE A MAJOR SUCCESS ON KICKSTARTER.COM WITH “SOLARTAB”, A NEW BREED OF PORTABLE SOLAR CHARGER COMBINE EFFICIENT GREEN ENERGY WITH APPEALING DESIGN FOR UNIQUE PRODUCT
Small tech startup CurrentMESS released their brainchild, the “Solartab”, on kickstarter.com on April 2nd after having worked around the clock for weeks to put the finishing touches on the innovative product.
The multinational trio, consisting of Simon Methi, Eskil Vestre and Mathias Einberger, knew perfectly well that they might be on to something big with their solar charger. But the response on the crowdfunding platform has nevertheless been even better than anything they dared hope for, the trio explains to TechNews24h.
The three friends, who originally met while studying abroad in East Asia, launched their eco-friendly gadget on Kickstarter with a funding goal of 30 000 US dollars, which they hoped to collect from supporters during the course of one month. Now, just three days into their funding period, 160 backers have already in total raised roughly 60 per cent of the funding goal.
The trio are amazed and happy with the response so far. “It’s quite incredible. We are so thankful to all our dedicated backers, and feel truly privileged to have so many people out there who believe in what we do” says Methi to TechNews24h.
The Solartab is a high quality solar charger with attractive Scandinavian design and an efficient solar panel, which lets it users not only charge smartphones on the go, but even tablets.
Featuring a solar panel the size of an iPad, the Solartab lets its users charge any mobile device using green, sun-fueled energy. And even more impressively, iPad enthusiasts can charge their beloved touch-screen gadget even while they’re listening to their favorite summer tune, or browsing the Internet.
“We wanted to create a really powerful charger that people would actually want to use, all the time”, says Einberger to TechNews24h. “Solar power should never be a mere gimmick – on the contrary, we believe it’s the future of power consumption!”
The enthusiastic young team may very well be on to something. Forward-thinking corporations are currently investing heavily in green energy alternatives, and Google alone have recently made wind and solar investments totaling more than $1 billion.
Using Methi, Vestre and Einberger’s new breed of solar charger, keeping energy-hungry smartphones or tablets going all day at the beach, music festivals or picnics in the park is easier than ever. The smart-looking device is also equipped with a high capacity internal battery, which means you can store solar power for later – and give any tablet another full charge after sunset.
According to the team, as long as the sun is out, the Solartab will always charge at maximum efficiency. To keep this promise, they not only increased the solar panel’s size way beyond what you’ll find on the average portable solar charger on the market today, but also included an inventive built-in cover.
The unique cover not only gives the Solartab a stunning and nostalgic look, but also works as a stand for the solar panel, which lets users angle the solar panel in three different positions. After adjusting the angle to the sun’s current position, all that’s left to do is plug in any smartphone or tablet and let nature take care of the rest.
Oh, and the cover will also protect the Solartab while it’s tucked away in bags, on the way between beaches and parks. Making sure the charger’s premium look won’t be compromised with scratches or stains. Watch the video below
Making green energy truly accessible to design-conscious, young people with an active lifestyle, it’s no wonder that the Solartab team have struck crowdfunding gold on Kickstarter.com.
Halfbike is hand made locally from high-quality materials and components. We emphasize on the clear and minimalistic design and optimized details. We take care of the frame and handlebar manufacturing along with all the necessary testing to ensure a high quality product. The lightweight aluminium frame is laser cut and hand welded and the handlebar is hand crafted from impregnated plywood. The rest of the components are meticulously selected and come from a range of well renowned manufacturers. All the pieces will be carefully assembled in our workshop.
Halfbike brings you a completely new experience. It’s a vehicle that combines running and cycling, which turns out to be remarkably exciting and fun for getting around the city. A bicycle revised both in terms of size and functionality, a new kind of personal vehicle designed with rider experience in mind. Halfbike is light, compact and simple. You stand upright and turn simply by leaning your body. The ride is smooth and sometimes feels like gliding. We hope that Halfbike can show you what pure joy from riding really means.
Visit Halfbike Project on Kickstarter
Lightening cables are the lifeline of our iPhones. However, they break easily -- becoming a rather irritating and repetitive investment. A new Kickstarter project, SherWire by JeetoProducts, offers iPhone users with the ultimate iPhone lightening cable backed by a lifetime warranty.
The only reliable source for purchasing a replacement lightening wire is Apple itself. But, even those end up breaking again. Amazon and eBay are great, but they are often made of cheap materials and fail to work all together. SherWire plans on changing this all up -- putting the charge back in the consumer's hands.
Apple's standard charging wire is three and a half feet long, however, SherWire is six feet long -- making it easy to charge and use your device at the same time.
Unlike many of the wires you can find online for cheap, SherWire is MFI certified meaning it was specially designed for your i-device.
Apart from the quality and length, the true value in SherWire comes from JeetoProducts' guaranteed lifetime warranty. Once purchased, you are covered for life with free replacements of broken wires. Check the video after the break
With 28 days left, JeetoProducts plans to use its Kickstarter funds towards the final prototyping, first production run, website, MFI certification and retail packaging of SherWire.
Visit Sherwire project
Visit Sherwire project
Nic Case didn’t take the R/C record from anyone else either. He was the holder of the previous record at 171.97 mph and took it from himself. The R/C Bullet isn’t made from parts you can buy from your local hobby store either. Not surprising considering the speeds we are talking about. Most of the car is custom designed and fabricated to be as light and sturdy as possible.
Olsi startup is revolutionizing post with Postybell, a post box sensor that can detect post mail from any distance, long or short. The new cellular based sensor device sends you a real-time cellular alert when you receive post mail, no matter how far you are from your post box. postybell works with all phones, including house, cell, and Smartphones. It simply rings the number you configure it to. To make things even more convenient, Olsi has developed an app that “catches & records” and manages these alerts. The app currently supports Android devices, but developing a version for iOS is next on their agenda.
“By providing you with total control over your post box, Postybell takes snail mail into the online era, allowing you to review all logs and perform actions from any device”, Olsi’s CEO, Oren Lasman commented.
Eliminating the distance barrier, Postybell informs you when you receive letters or packages to your post box, wherever you are. Combining a proximity sensor and a GSM module, Postybell senses any movement in the post box, immediately notifying you. While past attempts have been made to create such a device, they all relied on Wifi or Bluetooth technologies, alerting you ONLY if you were a short distance from your post box.
Recently, Olsi launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise $30,000, through the popular crowd funding platform. Funds raised will be used for the proposed iOS version, creating a product mold, as well as for production of Postybell’s first edition. Future upgrades to Postybell include a built-in camera that sends real-time pictures of new post mail and plans to expand Postybell’s capability range, by adding heat, humidity, and gas sensors.